Orchestrating Murder

“Sometimes, an accident can be an unhappy woman's best friend.” This quote comes from Stephen King's 1992 bestseller, Dolores Claiborne. In the story (one…

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Curtain Call

The San Francisco Opera celebrates its 90th season with a jam-packed, community event. The Opera Community Open House is an insider glimpse into the…

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Spaghetti Western

The delicious hybridity of Giacomo Puccini’s La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) offers molto, molto Cal-Ital pleasures; the title only…

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The Maestro

For S.F. Opera's new music director, conducting is a lot like making love.

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Free Opera on a Big TV

Just when you thought most giant Japanese video monitors were putting their artistic ambitions on hold to pursue more practical careers, some idealistic 103-feet-wide…

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